Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday in the rain...


This picture is entitled "JOY".

I can feel that....the joy oozes out of vibrant colors. Joy is a companion of mine these days...and it sneaks up on me sometimes. Sometimes it is a subtle joy and sometimes it's a shout-out-loud joy.

The coolest thing about living a life of joy, is that you are always making exciting discoveries. Certain music evokes joy in my heart, like Handel's "Water Music". And "Suite for flute and jazz piano" which I adore. Sometimes it's a painting, or an old carefully crocheted doily that someones great grandmother made. Sometimes it's the blue of the sky. A few days ago I was sitting in the car waiting to leave when I saw a shooting star. I am always awed by those things. The sound of children laughing brings on a rash of joy for me. The velvety feel of a small puppys ears or the smell of lavender. The intricate dance of words in a poem or crafted into a book... Things that are somehow connected to my feelings and trigger a reaction almost every time I encounter them. It amazes me always the way the human mind works.

It's nearing the end of another day here on the Prairie. I have to get up early to go to a meeting and I am tired from a full day. I have a guest slumbering in the room next to me here, and Ifeel blessed to be able to provide a respite from time to time.

I have cats sleeping on my desk, doggies snoring at my feet. All well with the world...


Namaste.

4 comments:

big Jenn said...

It was a Joy reading your post!jeNN

Steve E. said...

Annie, I pray that God will allow me to meet people like you--"while on the road again".

Ginnie said...

Being sober has rewarded me with the ability to be AWARE of what is going on around me ... and that brings me great joy.
I'm glad you are experiencing that too !

Akannie said...

OH NO !!!!

((((HOPE)))) I guess I hit the wrong button and didn't publish your comment and now it's disappeared....

Thanks so much for your kind words...and please forgive me!!!!